Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday October 13, 2018

Malicious Messages Are "Bricking" PlayStation 4 Consoles

PlayStation 4 owners on reddit say there are messages going around with an exploit capable of bricking consoles. Those who are affected have to force a factory reset, but the problem can be avoided by setting messages to private, which can be configured via Settings > Account Management > Privacy Settings.

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"A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team," said reddit user Huntstark. "We all have had to factory reset. Only one of our guys wasn’t affected and he has his messages private." According to user BorgDrone, basically, someone can ‘brick’ another’s PS4 just by using "a message designed to exploit a mistake in the code."